It would be nice to have geometry effect such as bevel and bend for non-text layers, it would help with making 3D shapes and whatnot.
I agree, I suggest to have the geometry effect applied to shapes.
It could be on the masks which are applied to the planes or having the ability to create shapes (shape layers) separately and apply the effect on these layers. We can add also a warp effect to the layer through by control points to adjust the shape.
I was just thinking to add this. I thought I was a smart SOB made a text square with wingdings made it huge and used it as a matte for a image to circumvent the text only. But the image inside did not bend. I don't see why this can't work for any 2D layer.